'Conchae bullosis': a rare case with bilateral triple turbinate pneumatisations


Ozturan O. , YENIGUN A. , DEGIRMENCI N. , YILMAZ F.

JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY, cilt.127, ss.73-75, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 127 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1017/s0022215112002514
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.73-75

Özet

Background: Concha bullosa is the pneumatisation of intranasal conchae (usually the middle turbinate, and rarely the inferior or superior turbinate); however, the term is generally used to describe aeration of the middle concha. Superior concha bullosa is a rare finding, and only a few cases of inferior concha bullosa have been reported in the medical literature. When symptomatic, concha bullosa may cause various problems including nasal congestion, headache, postnasal drip, anosmia and, sometimes, epiphora.